HONG KONG—Some of China’s most influential dissidents and human-rights activists based in the U.S., who approve of the Trump administration’s tough line on Beijing, have come out in support of the president’s unsubstantiated allegations of widespread U.S. election fraud.
Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng has tweeted prolifically claiming Mr. Trump won the election. Religious leader Bob Fu supports the allegations of attorney Sidney Powell, who has claimed “communist money” from Cuba and China rigged the election.
And Wang Dan, a leader of the 1989 student demonstrations in Tiananmen Square, has said he wants to hold off recognizing Joe Biden as president-elect and criticized the media for what he calls biased reporting.
No evidence of widespread fraud has emerged in the election.
Many dissidents who fled abroad after being detained in China for their political activism have been won over by President Trump’s willingness to confront Beijing. They have in turn been willing to overlook Mr. Trump’s actions at home that critics say have undermined media freedoms and democratic institutions.